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Vatican tempers expectations for Israeli-Palestinian peace prayer

by Francis X. Rocca, Cathoic News Service
Published on June 6, 2014

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ June 8 meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian presidents will be a religious, not a political, occasion and should not… READ MORE

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

by Philip Pullella, Reuters  |  published on May 29, 2014
VATICAN CITY – Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday. In one of his boldest political gestures since his election in March, 2013, Pope Francis invited the two leaders to come to the Vatican and hold… READ MORE